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Wedding Dress Trends: Our Top Ten Favorite Sheer Designs

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wedding Dress Trends: Our Top Ten Favorite Sheer Designs

It seems like this new year is already flying by! With all the details that brides need to plan, it can feel overwhelming to realize that you haven’t picked out your wedding dress. But not to panic! We took a look at three wedding dress designers’ 2015 collection and gathered our favorites from our favorite trend: sheer fabric with lace. Wedding Dress Trends Why we love it: We love illusion shoulders! The sheer fabric allows the lace to create a beautiful cap sleeve. We love the contrast between the white lace and the darker skin....

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A Wedding Dress Story: Desiree Will Wear Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story: Desiree Will Wear Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

A Family Wedding Dress Desiree Maumus will be wearing her mother’s wedding dress on August 29th, 2015. We recently had the privilege to clean and preserve the wedding dress in preparation for the nuptials. This wedding dress, serving as a family heirloom, has an awesome background story! Desiree’s mother, Darleen Dowling Maumus, bought her wedding dress at D.H. Holmes on November 24th, 1964 for her February wedding. Incidentally, this old New Orleans department store was mentioned in the novel, A Confederacy of Dunces. Darleen paid...

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Wedding Dress Story: Grandma’s Guidance

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Wedding Dress Story: Grandma’s Guidance

The Ideal Wedding Dress Nine months before Frank and Kristin’s wedding, Kristin’s grandmother “Deeta” suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the emergency room. Frank and Kristin immediately packed their bags and drove from their home in Raleigh, NC to Somerset, NJ to be with her in the coronary care unit. As her condition deteriorated, it was clear she would not make it through the night. As Kristin spent her last time alone with Deeta, she described her dream wedding dress… one she was hoping to find for her...

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Oleg Cassini: From Revolution to Hollywood to White House

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Oleg Cassini: From Revolution to Hollywood to White House

Oleg Cassini’s Early Years Ever visited a wedding dress trunk show? You can thank designer Oleg Cassini for the experience! Considered the inventor of licensing, it was not until he became the “secretary of fashion” for first lady Jackie Kennedy that store owners wanted him to come to their establishments. Cassini himself explained in a 2003 interview that traditionally, designers simply would not come to stores and that they were usually pretty private. But, he explained, after three martinis before every show, he was ready...

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Save $20 With Wedding Dress Cleaning Survey

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Save $20 With Wedding Dress Cleaning Survey

We would love to know your opinion about wedding dress cleaning  so we’ve created a survey and a little incentive to coax it out of you.  Enjoy a $20 discount good for any wedding gown cleaning, restoration and/or preservation just for answering a few questions about cleaning your wedding dress. Some of the questions we are asking in this survey are: When your dress was last worn by a bride The most important factor in selecting a wedding dress cleaner If you are willing to have a wholesale cleaner clean your dress If you are not...

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A Wedding Dress Story by Laura Chyou

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story by Laura Chyou

A Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress I purchased my dress from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. The dress is a Pnina Tornai. At the time that I was wedding dress shopping I lived in Boston. My parents and my best friend and her husband flew east and met me and my fiancee in New York. I went with my mom, my dad and my best friend to the Kleinfeld store. It was a pretty amazing experience. Although I’ve heard the store can be crazy with the “Say Yes to the Dress” TV show, I went on a quiet Friday afternoon and had a relaxing and fun...

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A Wedding Dress Story by Sharon F

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story by Sharon F

Hunting the Perfect Wedding Dress My daughter Karla was married on June 21, 2014. We had shopped for dresses at three bridal stores looking for a certain style that neither of them carried. At the fourth shop, Celestial Bride in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, they had the style that we had been looking for and my daughter tried it on. The owner of the shop predicted that she would not like it before she even tried it on and she was right. She had Karla try an Eve of Milady wedding dress that she felt would be perfect for an outdoor wedding, and...

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A Wedding Dress story by Katya George

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress story by Katya George

Great Gatsby Wedding Dress Our wedding theme was inspired by “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald so we stylized all the wedding details in art deco 1920’s style. My wedding dress had to go with the vision of the era as well as be comfortable and light enough to dance the night away in a hot month of August. I have to say that the dress found me for there was no real hunt for it. Two months after the engagement, my mom and I went to Moscow, Russia, to visit our family and friends. Since I still had a whole year to...

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A Wedding Dress Story: By Lauren

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story: By Lauren

Finding the Wedding Dress: Straps, Silk, and Surprises When I first started dress shopping I envisioned wearing straps, lace and something very antique looking so as to fit with the ceremony venue, the Empire Mine in Grass Valley, CA. We were to be wed at a gold mine afterall! On my first day of wedding dress shopping, lace dress after strappy lace wedding dress I knew it just wasn’t my style. The last dress I tried on was this couture Vwidon ivory, silk magnolia dress at Jin Wang in San Francisco. I immediately fell in love. Tears and...

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A Wedding Dress Story by Amber

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story by Amber

Wedding Dress Shopping For The Fun of It My husband, Matt, and I were married on June 7th 2014 in Dillon Colorado. The very first time I tried on dresses it was mostly for fun and to try to determine what kind of wedding dress I really wanted because I was torn between two different ideas — a form fitting basic lace gown or a simple satin ball gown look. I made appointments at three different shops and brought along my mom and Matt (because it was all for fun and I didn’t plan on finding a dress yet). I tried on a bunch of dresses at...

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